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Want to know what the Bible says about Foul Language? Here are 97 Bible verses about Foul Language from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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Ephesians 5:4 NIV
Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.
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Ephesians 4:29 NIV
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
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Colossians 3:8-10 NIV
8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9 Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10 and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
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Colossians 3:8 NIV
But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
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Colossians 4:6 NIV
Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
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Exodus 20:7 NIV
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
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Matthew 12:37 NIV
For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”
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Matthew 12:36 NIV
But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken.
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Matthew 15:10-11 NIV
10 Jesus called the crowd to him and said, “Listen and understand. 11 What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
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James 3:10 NIV
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
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2 Timothy 2:16 NIV
Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
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Philippians 4:8 NIV
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
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Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.
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Deuteronomy 5:11 NIV
“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
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Titus 2:12 NIV
It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age,
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1 Peter 3:10 NIV
For,
“Whoever would love life
    and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
    and their lips from deceitful speech.
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Proverbs 15:4 NIV
The soothing tongue is a tree of life,
    but a perverse tongue crushes the spirit.
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Matthew 15:11 NIV
What goes into someone’s mouth does not defile them, but what comes out of their mouth, that is what defiles them.”
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Proverbs 21:23 NIV
Those who guard their mouths and their tongues
    keep themselves from calamity.
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James 1:26 NIV
Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless.
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